Facial cosmetic surgery in Toronto often involves one of 3 common facelift types or a combination of all of them. Did you know that facial cosmetic surgery is a complex practice area that can be totally customized for you? One of Dr. Cory Torgerson’s mottos is “Do the right thing at the right time”. Gone are the days when the goal of a facelift was to pull all the skin as tight as possible. Unfortunately, the “windswept” look of an overly tight and unnatural result has become imprinted in many minds. But today’s best methods for facial revitalization look nothing like they once did, and the aim is always to help you look youthful, refreshed, and healthy – naturally.
How can you start planning your facial cosmetic surgery in Toronto?
You’ll find it helpful to understand what each procedure can and cannot do for you. Here we outline 3 primary facelift types offered at the Torgerson Clinic in beautiful Yorkville village, Toronto.
How does each facelift technique differ?
Many different target areas can be treated simultaneously, but often just one of them will be the focus of a person’s facelift. Most often, the brow area is managed and named separately, so a facial cosmetic surgery in Toronto, which includes lifting and smoothing the forehead, will be called “a facelift combined with a brow lift”.
Who makes a good candidate for facelift surgery?
Genetic and lifestyle factors mean people experience these changes differently, and usually one or two areas can be the focus of surgical intervention. If you see changes that make you appear tired, angry, or much older than you feel, it may be time to intervene with facial cosmetic surgery.
What’s the difference between mini and full facelifts?
At your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Torgerson, you can relax and consider all of your available options with no pressure to choose one over the other. He often provides detailed custom plans for patients, because he knows that each person’s face and goals are entirely unique to them.
How can you choose the right expert for your Toronto facial cosmetic surgery?
With an MD, Ph.D., and FRCSC plus certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Cory Torgerson is a highly trained facial plastic surgeon with outstanding expertise. Being a highly trained head and neck surgeon, ENT (ear, nose, and throat surgeon), and specialized facial cosmetic surgeon, he has the knowledge and keen focus to offer his patients a tailored, individualized approach. Facial anatomy, the numerous factors that influence the appearance of aging, and effective improvement options require narrow specialization. Dr. Torgerson directs his entire private practice toward personalized facial cosmetic surgeries and the industry’s latest non-surgical methods for rejuvenation.
Where will your facelift procedure take place?
Which other procedure options can be combined with a facelift?
There are some things that even a face lift can’t achieve, and combined procedures are an all-round improvement tool. Non-surgical interventions such as Botox injections and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers make a wonderful accompaniment to surgical lifting and tightening. The problem of aging facial tissue often involves skin laxity plus the loss of volume in key areas like the lips, cheeks, and under the eye. Restoring facial volume, softening dynamic muscle movement, and redraping excess skin all work in harmony to restore a youthful appearance and remove up to 10 years off a person’s appearance.
Professional skin care
A facelift cannot change the surface tone and texture of your skin, which means that laser treatments, chemical peels, and photofacials are useful in combination with cosmetic surgery to create a glowing complexion and reduce some of the other telltale signs of aging. A few of the more intensive non-surgical skin treatments can be done while a patient is still under anaesthesia, which means they have some additional redness and swelling to manage while healing, but they don’t feel a thing during the process. Often our clients appreciate that the most convenient time to recover from an intensive skin procedure is while they are already at home, relaxing and recovering from facial surgery.
Can you add other surgical procedures to your facelift?
Eyelid surgery is sometimes combined with a facelift. Depending on other treatment areas, it may be advised that the delicate eye area be surgically adjusted separately from a full facelift. Otherwise, the results could be less than ideal, but each patient and each case is different.
A neck lift, or platysmal plication, is often added to a facelift procedure as well. The bands of muscle that can separate and stand out on the neck cause significant embarrassment and frustration for many. Often a giveaway of a person’s age, the “turkey neck” can actually be repaired and reduced relatively easily through an incision just under the chin.
Keep in mind that adding ablative facial skin treatments or additional surgical areas will increase your recovery time. You should plan accordingly to take plenty of time off, arrange for extra help at home, rest, and relax.